The Empire Builder chugs more than 2,200 miles from Chicago to Seattle, through some of the country’s most splendid scenery. A sleeper car provides a private ecosystem for the duration of the trip; a self-contained space that you don’t need to leave except to visit the bathroom, dining, or bar car should the impulse arise. From your berth, you can take breaks from your project to admire mountain and prairie views as the train crosses several ranges and climactic zones during its 48-hour journey.
Credit: Courtesy Amtrak
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